Notes: Optimum Plot Size and BAF
A method is presented for determining the plot size or basal area factor (BAF) which minimizes total cruising time to provide estimates within a stated level of accuracy. Factors affecting the optimization of plot size or BAF are discussed. Forest Sci. 31:587-594.
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Affiliations: Professor of Forest Management,and Biometrics, Division of Forestry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6125
Publication date: 1985-09-01
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